Research has shown that there are three phases in Voice Hearing: Starting Phase: Named this way because of the Hearer's discovery of the Voices, which often startles them and cause them to deny the experience and withdraw into themselves. This leads to a sense of isolation, and a fear of madness itself. Coping Organisational Phase: … Continue reading Three Phases of Voice Hearing
Taking into account that our Centre is majorly run by volunteers, there is a wide range of opportunities in which to get involved in. The list below are only some examples of the possible tasks you can help in: In the Community Cafe, preparing and serving meals and drinks. In the Reception area, welcoming and … Continue reading Volunteer Roles
We run a wide diversity of projects within our Centre, one of which lies in our wee Café embedded in the heart of our building. Contrary to its modest looks, it actually pays a very important role in the dynamics of our centre. The Cafe is run by our volunteers who work together to provide … Continue reading HaVeN Community Cafe
Considering coping techniques, we have distinguished three types, each of which are relevant to one or more of the three phases that voice hearers go through: Short-Term Techniques (Phase One): Focus on extending control over the voices by agreeing new behaviours with the voice hearer. Medium-Term Techniques (Phase Two): Tackle specific interactions between hearer and … Continue reading 10 Short-Term Coping Techniques
Bridging the Gap is a 5 year Project coordinated by our Manager, Administrator and Finance Officer. Hearing Voices Network has been awarded funding by the Big Lottery Fund, to develop a Befriending Service. The scheme is for anyone living in the Dundee area who is experiencing mental health illness, is in receipt of a service, … Continue reading Bridging the Gap Project
The centre is helped to run smoothly thanks to our wonderful and caring volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with us please visit this page where you can find out more information about volunteering with us and a contact form.
Haven is run by a team of permanent employees and their army of volunteers. To find out more about the Team continue on below and to find out about our volunteers please click here. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please visit 'Our Volunteers' page.